Worst: Kevin Harvick’s cheating
Believe it or not, Kevin Harvick’s team was caught cheating twice this season and still almost managed to win The Cup Series title! Not only did this give the sport a lot of negative publicity going forward, especially since the first happened so early on in the season, and Kevin Harvick taunting fans over the incident a week later at Phoenix didn’t make thing better. With that being said, Harvick’s team was also caught cheating in the playoffs at Texas, which forced the sport to encumber his win.
In the end, it wasn’t a good look for the sport and Harvick’s prickish demeanor at times didn’t help things either. Maybe NASCAR will take cheating much more seriously in 2019, but for now, the sport still allows a driver to be playoff eligible for some reason.